Instead of blurring the white into his outline, maybe you could try to use the smudge tool? It'll create harder lines, but you could then blur the white into the background. I'm not sure, I've never had a character disappear on me like that!
By the way, this page at a higher resolution than usual? It's showing up huuuuuge, and I can't tell if it's just the new layout.
(*waves back cousin*) Razor can disappear wow how the... OK I'll have to wait I know but good twist I like it gives him even more mystery. Keep it up I've always loved reading your stories and looking at your art.
hey up! Yes, he is trying to take over the comic but he musn't! I must send you a copy of my backstory notes when I've finished spellchecking them! It's the whole chronology of every story I have done!
He disappeared. Who's the kid who got taken in for questioning? Why did that bloke disappear? How come he can do that? Or was it done to him? That woman with the blue hair....I always think of her as being you. But maybe that's because you use her as her avatar. Forgive the stupidity of my questions. I have only just started reading it.
By the way, I went into the comic shop today for the first time in eons and I bought a new comic called "supermarket", but I haven't finished reading it yet, so I can't really say what it's like. But the artwork is pretty good and the story - so far - has pulled at least one good move. Hmmmm. We'll see.
Volcane is not me although she is sharing a similar clothes sense at the moment. She's being a bit 'butter wouldn't melt' at the moment but I hope to show more of her other sides. She can be a right cow sometimes - I'm much nicer than her. And anyway my hair is purple-ish.
Just googled that 'Supermarket' and I can see why you like it. It's art is very bright and zippy.
I quite like it. In so far as one can judge any comic book on the basis of only having read a single issue. I like the title - Supermarket - it's sort of cheesy and kitsch and modern. The story seems.....okay, so far. The art is very sort of manga-anime-bandwaggon-hopping. That's what's popular, I suppose. Which is fair enough. But I do quite like the young male gangster - I can't remember his name and I don't have the book to hand. I like the way he's drawn and the clothes he wears. He's quite stylish in an understated sort of way. I'm sort of toying with the idea of doing a drawing of him myself.
Anyway, I've decided that I'm going to read some Volcane. I quite like picking up comic books halfway through their run, or something, and not particularly reading them in sequential order. So that I never really know what is going on.....
Just got finished reading the comic up to here. Not bad at all. The art is pretty good (especially by dA standards) but more importantly, I like your storytelling so far - it's engaging, and I appreciate the fact that you're building the background slowly instead of feeling the need to spoon-feed it to us right from the start.
You seem to be starting off with a fair amount of characters; that big a cast has a lot of potential, but you do need to be careful to make sure you stay focused on the stories you want to tell, and make sure that we can always keep the characters straight.
One thing - the intruder's ninja suit bothers me; that sort of outfit very rarely makes sense, and it sticks out amid the sort of realism you seem to be going for (the bandwidth comment, for example) - though the ending of this panel raises some question-marks about that (as I'm sure it's meant to do)...
Anyway, bottom line, pretty cool work. Keep it up!
I just dressed that kid in black because he was creeping around in the dark. It was everyone else who decided he was a ninja. Hence the baseball bat instead of fancy weaponry. I haven't quite worked out what he was doing there yet...
You are right about the number of charas as I don't want them to get out of control. I've been working on these for a very long time so there is already a huge cast that I have to remember I am introducing to everyone (except my cousin *waves at cousin*) for the first time.
I've always found plot buidling extremely difficult so it's encouraging to read comments like yours. I can only hope I don't start getting boring and that I have the strength to do whatever it necessary to my characters (I get too fond of them).